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Once again I am feeling overwhelmed by all my clutter even though I have sworn to do better. Habits are hard to change, especially bad ones. I’ve been scrolling through the world wide web for help and inspirations. Remembering the phrase A place for everything and everything in its place, I found a book by that name. It has some good reviews, too. The good thing is, it is in our library. I don’t have to buy it. Still, I couldn’t stop looking for more help. I started feeling bad about myself. I was procrastinating. I should at least sort and rid a few things instead of wasting time.

And so I did. I didn’t feel good doing it. At first I just shuffle bits and pieces of paper around. My head certainly is not in a space to handle financial papers. So I gathered those together for later dealings. Some items were definitely marked for trash. Then I found an index card named 21 Tiny Habits. They are quite helpful reminders to do but somehow I lost sight of them under all my clutter. Here they are if I haven’t posted about them already. I think they are meant to be done daily

  1. List 3 things you are grateful for.
  2. Yes no once.
  3. Exercise for one minute upon waking.
  4. Invest in experiences.
  5. Organize your home.
  6. Throw things away.
  7. Manage your anxiety.
  8. Stand up every hour.
  9. Follow this proverb. When we don’t have head, we have legs. What does it mean? Check it out here.
  10. Ask open-ended questions. It keeps the communications open.
  11. Turn off notifications.
  12. Prepare your clothes.
  13. Watch the news less.
  14. Drink more water.
  15. Discover one thing a month.
  16. Make your bed.
  17. Spend a minute/day with yourself.
  18. Ask yourself whether what you’re doing is worth it.
  19. If a task takes 2 minutes, do it right away.
  20. Take care of your posture.
  21. Read for 15 minutes a day.

I have many of these habits already but if I do them all daily, I would be that much ahead. I should keep the list where I can see it every day so I’m reminded to do them.

9 thoughts on “NOTES TO MYSELF

  1. I’m working on de-cluttering always. I try to keep things tidy but it doesn’t always work. Since I did the de-clutter program 2 years ago I’ve done better. Just yesterday I de-cluttered the kitchen….again! I love the list you posted, Not sure if I could do them all each day, but I do already follow some. I’ll try to work on more. Hope you have a good week!

  2. I have been back and forth with clutter. In my last move, I purged almost everything, including antiques, and family heirlooms and while I was nervous about it, I haven’t looked back once with regret. I am more mindful of what I purchase now but I could still do better and like you, it is always time to declutter. I have to in order to not let it get the best of my non-complicated home. Thank you for sharing your adventure.

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I’m a natural clutter bug. I don’t put things away or throw things out timely. I will have to work on those 2 points. Good luck to us.

  3. If I spend 45 years accumulating stuff, will it take me 45 years to declutter?
    A great list. as others have said we already do some of that stuff. We have some discipline in our lives since we are able to take on this challenge.
    Maybe when this challenge is done we can use the time we spent blogging to clean or declutter a piece of our environment.
    For me, that would be hours a day.

    1. I think moving would be a good incentive to rid some of our stuff. Except I kind of like my home and don’t want to move any time soon. I really don’t have alot of stuff like some people, I have a habit of not putting things away or throwing out things. I hate putting a load in the landfill.

  4. How timely Lily😊 Just had a cousins reunion and been going through pictures of family throughout the years. My plan today reorganize and declutter photos!!! Take care 👍

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